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Table 2 Variables associated with delay in malaria treatment-seeking behaviour for under-five children in southwest Ethiopia, April, 2010.

From: Determinants of delay in malaria treatment-seeking behaviour for under-five children in south-west Ethiopia: a case control study

Variables Patient category Crude OR(95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI)
  Case Control   
Type of marriage     
   Monogamy 44 (35.2%) 9 (6.7%) 3.99 (2.08, 7.65) 3.41 (1.39, 8.34)*
   Polygamy 81 (64.8%) 126 (93.3%) 1.00 1.00
History of child death     
Yes 17 (11.0%) 47 (30.3%) 1.00 1.00
No 138 (89.0%) 108 (69.7%) 3.53 (1.92, 6.50) 3.50 (1.88, 6.42)*
Presence of side effects     
Yes 40(25.8%) 4(2.6%) 13.13 (4.56, 37.75) 4.96 (1.21, 20.36)*
No 115(74.2%) 151(97.4%) 1.00 1.00
Cost of transportation     
   Expensive 31(20.0%) 6 (3.9%) 12.50 (4.74, 32.94) 4.94 (1.20, 20.26)*
   Optimum 58 (37.4%) 48 (31.0%) 2.92 (1.65, 5.15) 2.26 (1.11, 4.61)*
   Cheap 35(22.6%) 26 (16.8%) 3.25 (1.68, 6.28) 2.69 (1.23, 5.91)*
   No fee 31 (20.0%) 35 (48.4%) 1.00 1.00
Distance of health institution (m)   
   ≤ 3000 59(38.1%) 100(64.5%) 1.00 1.00
   > 3000 96(61.9%) 55(35.5%) 2.96 (1.86, 4.70) 2.01 (1.17, 3.45)*
  1. *P value less than 0.05